RSA names Amit Yoran as new President

RSA names Amit Yoran as new PresidentRSA, Security Division of EMC, has announced the promotion of Amit Yoran to President.  As RSA’s Senior Vice-President of Products, Yoran has been a driving force behind RSA’s Intelligence Driven Security strategy and aligning RSA’s product portfolio to meet the new and emerging security challenges facing enterprises today.  In his new role, Yoran will take responsibility for delivering a unified customer experience across products, marketing, sales and services.  Art Coviello, who remains RSA’s Executive Chairman, and will work with Yoran to continue driving RSA’s strategic direction.

With more than 20 years of cybersecurity expertise, Yoran is one of the industry’s foremost authorities on the evolution of the security landscape and how enterprises can successfully defend themselves against advanced threats.

Art Coviello, Executive Chairman, RSA, Executive Vice-President, EMC, said, “We are excited to have Amit in this role. His passion, deep industry expertise, and experience running agile organizations will help enable RSA to enhance the development, delivery and customer experience of the Intelligence Driven Security platforms and services enterprises need to effectively defend themselves in an increasingly complex threat landscape.”

Amit Yoran, President, RSA, shared, “In the face of dramatic technology change and rapidly- evolving threats, today’s security market is in need of a radical transformation. RSA is in a unique position to lead this change. We have the vision, the products and services, and the talent to deliver the Intelligence Driven Security that helps enable enterprises to communicate, collaborate, and innovate securely.  I am excited to focus all of RSA’s resources on solving these challenges and ensuring our customers have the security and peace of mind they need and deserve.”

Prior to RSA, Yoran founded and served as the CEO of NetWitness, which was acquired by RSA in 2011, and CEO of Riptech, which was acquired by Symantec in 2002, where he served as Vice-President of Worldwide Managed Security Services. Yoran previously served as the founding director of the US Computer Emergency Response Team and as a founding member of the US Department of Defense’s CERT program.

Tata Elxsi ropes in Ganapathy Subramaniam as Chairman of the Board

Tata Elxsi ropes in Ganapathy Subramaniam as Chairman of the BoardThe Tata Elxsi Board of Directors has announced appointment of N. Ganapathy Subramaniam as an Additional Director and Chairman of the Board, with effect from November 1, 2014. He takes over the role of Chairman from S. Ramadorai, who stepped down from the Board of Directors of the company, on attaining the age of 70 years, as per the company’s policy.

N. Ganapathy Subramaniam is the Executive Vice-President at Tata Consultancy Services Ltd and head of TCS Financial Solutions, a strategic business unit of TCS.

Part of TCS and the Indian IT industry for over 30 years, he has served in a multitude of roles in delivering solutions to TCS customers globally. As a part of his current role, he is responsible for steering the financial products business, under the brand name, TCS BaNCS, globally. TCS BaNCS is a suite of products covering the banking, capital markets, and insurance domains.

Subramaniam brings in-depth knowledge about technology trends, systems and policies of leading global corporations, and international business. He actively participates in banking, technology and business forums, in addition to specific knowledge streams in risk management and Six Sigma orientation.

SAP Marks 25 Years in Asia Pacific

SAP Marks 25 Years in Asia PacificSAP SE has announced its plans to expand innovation capabilities in Singapore with an SAP Innovation Center by the end of 2014, focusing on delivering breakthrough innovations around Smart Cities, Industry 4.0, Healthcare and Digital Consumers.

In an increasingly networked economy powered by smart devices, the SAP Innovation Center aims to foster local economic opportunities by identifying untapped market and customer needs and creating new innovative, user-centric products. This involves co-innovation with SAP customers and partners as well as research collaboration with local universities. Further fuelling the startup ecosystem, the center will provide local startups with the latest technologies and offer market access to expand their reach.

“While our technology is very sophisticated, it actually delivers a dramatically simplified IT landscape that benefits our customers,” said Rob Enslin, Executive Board Member and President of Global Customer Operations at SAP. “It ties in with our ‘run simple’ philosophy, which includes simplifying our products and by extension, makes it easier for customers to take advantage of SAP technologies. In line with our vision to improve lives, this SAP Innovation Center will deliver a constant stream of innovative software solutions to tackle the great challenges of our time.”

SAP is also tapping on the increasingly vibrant IT ecosystem across the region to identify ideas at an early stage and leverage access to a large pool of the brightest young talent. Under the SAP University Alliances Student Entrepreneurship program, students can develop new solutions across SAP’s technologies leveraging in-memory platform SAP HANA, the SAP Mobile Platform and analytics capabilities. The students will gain access to these technologies, SAP experts, mentors and an entrepreneurship curriculum. Launched globally in March, the Student Entrepreneurship program was recently announced in Australia, Singapore and India and will be introduced in Japan and Korea later this year.

Lenovo debuts A7-30 3G Voice Tablet

Lenovo debuts A7-30 3G Voice TabletLenovo has launched affordable multimedia tablet A7-30 3G with voice calling. The A7-30 3G is Lenovo’s first-ever 3G device in the Rs.10k price range – an amazing deal for a such a power-packed device.

With its dual front-facing speakers and Dolby audio enhancement, the A7-30 3G delivers a dazzling, affordable and portable entertainment experience. Listening to your favourite songs will be twice as much fun, thanks to its speakers that offer louder, natural and distortion-free sound. The A7-30 3G equips you to stay connected with friends and family at all times with its voice calling as well as worldwide roaming features. And it offers uninterrupted usage time, owing to its longer battery life that provides 8 hours of Wi-Fi browsing on a single battery charge, making it the perfect travel device to stay connected and have fun.

Rohit Midha, Director, Tablet Business Unit, Lenovo India, “With the A7-30 3G tablet, we want to equip consumers to experience entertainment on the go. The A7-30 3G offers a complete package with unparalleled performance and aesthetics, available at an unbelievable price point. This device is a testimony to Lenovo’s track record in designing PC+ form-factors that are inspired by the user’s needs, especially when it comes to mobile entertainment.”

This pocket-sized wonder, available in black, is less than 10mm thin and only weighs 327g. It also offers double the amount of storage with 16GB in-built memory (expandable up to 32GB), which means you can download and store more apps as well as an incredible amount of content. The A7-30 3G is a versatile travel device for everything you need on the move, from on-the-go entertainment to staying connected.

At a competitive price of INR9,999, the A7-30 3G will surprise you with its superior performance and loaded features. The Lenovo A7-30 3G tablet is available at all Lenovo exclusive stores, multi-brand outlets and Large Format Retail.

Sundar Pichai becomes Google’s New Product Chief

Sundar Pichai becomes Google's New Product Chief

In a sweeping management restructuring, Google’s Sundar Pichai has been made the head of the company’s global products business. He is already in-charge of Android, Chrome and Google Applications.

As per the latest update, in his new role Pichai will now have purview over research, search,  maps, Google+, commerce and ad products and infrastructure. In addition, Pichai will continue to control business and operations in areas like Nest, Calico, Google X, corporate development, legal, finance and business.

Sundar Pichai becomes Google's New Product Chief

Prior to joining Google, he has worked at Applied Materials and McKinsey & Co.

Born in Chennai in 1972, Pichai joined Google back in 2004. He graduated from IIT–Kharagpur and has also attended the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Stanford University…..See More

Fujitsu’s ETERNUS DX makes DR for Storage affordable for SMEs

Fujitsu's ETERNUS DX makes DR for Storage affordable for SMEsFujitsu safeguards small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from the high risks of data-loss due to disaster without adding complexity to their ICT infrastructure. ETERNUS Storage Cluster enables transparent failover of ETERNUS DX storage systems to automatically keep businesses running in the event of planned or unplanned outages.

When it comes to mission-critical data that must be available around the clock, a disaster-proof configuration is an absolute must to keeping web stores trading, transaction databases available, and virtual machines up-and-running. However, such configurations are usually only available in conjunction with upper midrange and enterprise systems, commonly out of the price range of SMEs, and so complex that many IT organizations don’t feel comfortable managing these intricate environments. So, wherever possible, they simply avoid them – putting their businesses and reputation at risk.

The ETERNUS Storage Cluster offers a number of functions that safeguard SMEs against disasters without complexity or high costs. The failover to the surviving system or the secondary site takes place automatically during a disaster, with full transparency to the hosts and application, and without the need of intervention by system administrators. All application access is maintained in real-time, while all systems in the high-availability environment can be run productively during normal standard operations. It also supports manual failover, which helps in case of planned power shutdowns, disaster recovery tests and non-disruptive upgrades.

This makes disaster recovery simple and affordable for SMEs, such as those running Microsoft applications and considering the realization of small-scale virtualization projects. An ETERNUS Storage Cluster consists of two entry-level or midrange ETERNUS DX storage systems, ETERNUS SF management software and networking switches. Pre-defined configurations make it easy to set up a disaster recovery configuration.

DDoS traffic in 2014 has origin in India – Symantec research

DDoS traffic in 2014 has origin in India – Symantec research

DDoS traffic in 2014 has origin in India – Symantec research

According to a new global research from security experts at Symantec, India topped the global top 50 ranking of countries that have witnessed the highest volume of “originating DDoS traffic”, with 26 per cent of all DDoS traffic originating from the country, followed by the USA with 17 per cent.

DDoS traffic in 2014 has origin in India – Symantec research

“The sources for DoS attacks are often countries that have a high number of bot-infected machines and a low adoption rate of filtering of spoofed packets. While this does not mean that the people behind the attack are located in India, as the attacks are often orchestrated remotely, it is a reflection of India emerging as a hotbed to launch these attacks, potentially because of the low cybersecurity awareness, lack of adequate security practices and infrastructure,” said Tarun Kaura, Director, Technology Sales, Symantec India.

The research titled, “The Continued Rise of DDoS Attacks”, was conducted by Symantec’s Security Response team of engineers and analysts who evaluated the global data between the period of January and August 2014 based on the Symantec Global Intelligence Network, which is made up of more than 41.5 million attack sensors and records thousands of events per second in over 157 countries and territories…….See More